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Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:16 PM Reply

PsychoGoldfish just launched the first update to the wide view page.

You can now access this handy dandy form to set your view page preferences!

You can select CLASSIC mode and it will look just like it always did, only wider.

The second option is IN-PAGE mode, which includes three settings. You can disable the PLAY button on under judgment Flash and adult content if you like, but can also enable a PLAY button on all the remaining Flash if you don't like the current auto-play feature.

A series of additional changes are on the way. We do read your feedback, especially the well thought-out, well-written, non-inflammatory kind.

For those of you who simply don't like the aesthetic of the skinny header on top of a wide body, consider this a temporary step as we move towards a new wide site layout.

For those of you who don't like the results of the related content, this is not the final algorithm so hold-tight. We will also be re-examining the placement of this in the final redesign.

There will be growing pains, but we believe this is ultimately in the best interest of NG and everyone here.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:17 PM Reply

Nice Tom. I like the preferences thing. I hate auto-play.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:18 PM Reply

Hell yes! Autoloading was getting so annoying.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:18 PM Reply

Yes, classic is for the win. Wasn't a fan of the wide layout, Tom. Thanks everyone!


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:18 PM Reply

WONDERFUL!!!!

Now less people will be complaining about how they don't have the option to switch to classic view :)


Thanks aplenty to Phobotech for the great user icon.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:19 PM Reply

Yesss, now people can stop whining
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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:19 PM Reply

Don't know why people complain so much, new things tend to get better over time as you're getting used to them. I like it already, and with these updates it seems even better :)

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:19 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:17 PM, TacoFreak wrote: Nice Tom. I like the preferences thing. I hate auto-play.

Same here.

I'll probably keep the new layout to see if I can get used to it, otherwise, I'll probably go classic.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:19 PM Reply

Now we are talking, thanks Mr.Fishy.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:20 PM Reply

I love the new page layout, it doesn't close my browser. :P


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:20 PM Reply

Oh, thank god. Classic mode it is then. The new layout is cool and all, but it was totally killing my computer. I did like to see all the different ads for the NG T-Shirts though.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:21 PM Reply

Wow, that was fast.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:22 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:21 PM, Psycho-Pickle wrote: Wow, that was fast.

Newgrounds Staff gets shit done.


Thanks aplenty to Phobotech for the great user icon.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:24 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:20 PM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: Oh, thank god. Classic mode it is then. The new layout is cool and all, but it was totally killing my computer. I did like to see all the different ads for the NG T-Shirts though.

Well you'll be happy to see they're still there. :)

Classic mode looks like old mode, but wide... Because wide is the way things will be going.


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:24 PM Reply

Good idea. Way to compromise so to get all the whiners of the world to shut up.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:25 PM Reply

One other thing I'd like is something like the classic close out/X button to close the flash and go back to that "Play" button. But other then that, I love the switch, now my rather large screen is actually being used!


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:26 PM Reply

Thank you Tom for the update!

I'm sorry for all the work that PsychoGoldfish and the rest of the crew had, to set up the wide layout and have it shunned by the Newgrounds users.


French tanks have six gears, 5 reverse, and one forward in case they are ever attacked from behind

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:27 PM Reply

Oh wow, very nice work. Congratulations for those involved. Pratically everything is good now, and well, it may please everyone with these new changes...

Very good


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:27 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:24 PM, TomFulp wrote:
At 5/27/09 07:20 PM, 14hourlunchbreak wrote: Oh, thank god. Classic mode it is then. The new layout is cool and all, but it was totally killing my computer. I did like to see all the different ads for the NG T-Shirts though.
Well you'll be happy to see they're still there. :)

Classic mode looks like old mode, but wide... Because wide is the way things will be going.

Wow, thanks, you guys had this planned from the beginning or is it based off of response?

Also, what's with the gears that appear when viewing a flash, to the sides of the main banner?


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:27 PM Reply

but classic mode kills the cock joke :(

(i like the widescreen layout)

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:28 PM Reply

Sorry Tom, I'm sure you guys worked hard on the new layout but I just love the classic view. I sorry.


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:28 PM Reply

My problem with the wide layout is really just how things are 'organized'. From the way things are organized, the author, the flashes' score, authors comments, etc.. are neglected in a sense (as in not as important as they used to be). Its like the Flash and the related Flashes (whatever they are) are far more superior to the artist, the reviews and everything else.

I guess in that sense, this is why I liked the 'classic' view better. Before you ever opened the Flash you got a taste of the Flash through the authors comments that were right there, the reviews, and the author him/herself. The Flash was a little more personal that way, like it really belonged to the authors. I know when I first opened up the page for a Flash the first thing I would look at was who made it, what they had to say, and the score.

Now all I see is the Flash itself. Now this in itself is not a problem, and its probably better this way. I just wish it was a little more personalized. Maybe have a little caption above the Flash or something with the authors icon and the authors name.

Still, I'd say its a step in the right direction.

On an unrelated note, heres a couple of bugs. I'm using Firefox 3, along with adblock, and noscript if it matters (Which it probably does).

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:29 PM Reply

Oh yeah, a question
For those that doesn't have an account here, wich format will be displayed?


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:29 PM Reply

Nice new layout,i turned off the auto play feature cause i didn't like that but the new in page mode is awsome and i am keeping it like that, now i can rewatch all my old videos with full screen making it easier to see :) now i can also tell my friend who has degeneration in his eyes to watch since he has a hard time seeing anything unless its big, plus my eyesight ain't that great so bigger = better :)

Thanks to Tom and other Newgrounds staff

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:30 PM Reply

I like Tom's polite way of asking people to stop posting things like 'goe die in a fire asshloe'.

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:30 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:27 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote: but classic mode kills the cock joke :(
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/49 7142
(i like the widescreen layout)

Oh shit we better get rid of it then!


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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:30 PM Reply

YAY Thanks!

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:30 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:16 PM, TomFulp wrote: There will be growing pains, but we believe this is ultimately in the best interest of NG and everyone here.

Oh I love you and your poop tom :3

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:31 PM Reply

ugh...I hate all this wide layout business. I like to get little bits of information in a narrow layout. The big side borders keep the site from turning into a chaotic mess of information, and I really don't want Newgrounds to become a clone of all the other flash sites.

can't image how I'll navigate through this site on my laptop after the next redesign...

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Response to Wide Layout Update 1 May. 27th, 2009 @ 07:31 PM Reply

At 5/27/09 07:27 PM, Glaiel-Gamer wrote: but classic mode kills the cock joke :(
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/49 7142
(i like the widescreen layout)

I laughed. that's pretty creative, for all the wrong reasons!


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